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NCAA baseball tournament 2016: Texas A&M plays on to Super Regional


The Texas A&M Aggies were given their highest national seed when they landed No. 4 in the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament. They will continue to represent their school after winning the College Station Regional and advancing to the Super Regional for the second straight year.

The SEC tournament champions faced off against the second-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers in a win-or-go-home game for the latter team. The Aggies jumped on the team right from the start, opening up a 4-0 lead in the first four innings.

Left fielder Joel Davis got his team going in the second inning when he recorded two RBIs with a bases-clearing triple. Texas A&M added on two more runs in the fourth on a pair of sacrifice RBIs by first baseman Hunter Melton and shortstop Austin Homan.

The Gophers cut the lead to 5-2 going into the ninth inning, but the Aggies wouldn’t let up at the plate. They added on three runs in the inning, two of which came off a two-RBI single by second baseman Ryne Birk.

The Aggies will now host in-state opponent TCU in the Super Regional slated to begin this weekend.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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